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Documents show several security violations occured at a federal lab where employees are working on an Ebola vaccine. Documents show several security violations occured at a federal lab where employees are working on an Ebola vaccine.
BOZEMAN, Mont. -

Documents show several security violations occurred at a federal laboratory in Hamilton where employees are working on a vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus.

Three of six security lapses at Rocky Mountain Laboratories involved people entering restricted areas without swiping their own key cards. Instead, the workers entered after colleagues used their key cards to obtain access.

In another case, a female animal handler reported seeing an unauthorized man and a 15-year-old boy near a primate facility.

The National Institute of Health Police detailed the incidents in documents obtained by the Bozeman Chronicle.

Rocky Mountain Laboratories include a high-security lab certified to handle dangerous and exotic infectious agents. NIH officials say they plan to post a report on a recent review of Rocky Mountain Laboratories and other agency facilities.

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